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ENGL 2 Chaffin

FOR WEBSITES CONSIDER...

Consider the source--Use recognized authorities.  Know who is responsible for the content.

Focus on quality--All Web sites are not created equal.  Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?

Look for the evidence--Rely on research, not opinion.  Does the site identify the author? Does it rely on testimonials?

Check for currency--Look for the latest information  Is the information current?

Beware of bias--What is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?

Protect your privacy--Personal information should be confidential  Does the site have a privacy policy and tell you what information they collect?

Source:  MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2014

MLA CITATION: WEBSITES